Monday, August 18, 2008

LTSP Opens 145th Academic Year September 2

update: videos and photos are now online

The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) begins its 145th academic year with Opening Eucharist and Opening Convocation on Tuesday, September 2, 2008. Eucharist will be celebrated at 9:30 am, followed by the convocation at 11:30 am, both in The Brossman Center on the campus at 7301 Germantown Avenue, Mt. Airy, Philadelphia 19119. The public is welcome to attend.

The academic theme for the 145th year is "Scripture and Public Theology," and opening convocation presenter The Rev. Dr. Robert Robinson, Anna Burkhalter Professor, Old Testament and Hebrew at LTSP, will speak on the theme with his lecture "Bible and Civic Virtue."

The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia is committed to preparing ordained and lay ministers of the Word 
as leaders for the mission of the Church in the world. While a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, LTSP students come from over 30 ecumenical traditions including Episcopal, African Methodist Episcopal, Church of God in Christ, Baptist, Mennonite, and Presbyterian. For more information and directions to the LTSP campus, go to our Web site:

Friday, August 15, 2008

Thinking about God? Audit a Course at LTSP

So you've been walking with God for some time now, and you're thirsting for a deeper knowledge of your Christian faith.

Did you know that one affordable way to grow your knowledge is by auditing courses at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia? Study during the day, evening, even on a Saturday. Classes begin the week of September 2. There are a host of options. Consider these!

"Thinking About God?" is an introductory course on theology with a discussion of how our faith offers a perspective that equips us to consider and deal with contemporary challenges. Or, what about "Wealth, Poverty and the Church?" Want a deeper understanding of the Bible? "Healing and Miracle in New Testament Times" is one option. The seminary also offers a number of courses in Bible, Church History, Theology and Christian Education that may be of interest. This is just a sampling of the options available to you in the Fall of 2008 and beyond. The tuition charge for course auditing is $500 for a one-unit class, $250 for a one-half unit class. If you are 60 or older, the audit fee gets reduced by one-half. Bring a friend so you can carry on conversations before and after class. The seminary enjoys a lively community of regular auditors now. Why not join in?

For more information, or to register for a course, go to